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German submarine U-1223 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat built for Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine during World War II.
German Type IXC/40 submarines were slightly larger than the original Type IXCs. U-1223 had a displacement of 1,144 tonnes when at the surface and 1,257 tonnes while submerged. The U-boat had a total length of 76.76 m , a pressure hull length of 58.75 m , a beam of 6.86 m , a height of 9.60 m , and a draught of 4.67 m . The submarine was powered by two MAN M 9 V 40/46 supercharged four-stroke, nine-cylinder diesel engines producing a total of 4,400 metric horsepower for use while surfaced, two Siemens-Schuckert 2 GU 345/34 double-acting electric motors producing a total of 1,000 shaft horsepower for use while submerged. She had two shafts and two 1.92 m propellers. The boat was capable of operating at depths of up to 230 metres .
German submarine U-828 was a Type VIIC/41 U-boat of Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine during the Second World War. She saw no combat and was scuttled at the end of the war.
U-828 was ordered on 8 June 1942 and laid down on 7 August 1943 at Schichau-Werke, Danzig, West Prussia. She was launched on 16 March 1944 and commissioned on June 17 with Oberleutnant zur See Alfred John in command. John remained in command for the remainder of the war. The U-boat saw no action and was scuttled on 3 May 1945 west of Wesermünde, near Bremerhaven in position 53°32′N 8°35′E.